Moscow, ID

Integrated Design Studio

University of Idaho – College of Art and Architecture – Integrated Design Studio

Patano Studio Architecture proposed a 13,150 sf $2.5mil Integrated Design Studio Building for the east edge of the main campus in Moscow, ID. The project fulfills the studio needs of the Architecture program, creating spaces for collaborative studio work. Integrated design teams can work together to construct project mock-ups utilizing a new Technical Shop and Covered Work Yard. Additionally, materials testing will occur on the building itself. The design allows students to attach material assemblies to the structure and track the weathering properties over time. Access to the roof allows day to day studies of photovoltaic arrays and daylighting strategies.

The building is arranged to create a Courtyard on the North West corner that is lined by a Gallery with large north-facing windows displaying student work. A Community Outreach Room, Conference Room and Study Room from the North East corner of the Courtyard and comprise the public outreach component of the program. A Café is aligned with the main student entry and serves both the public and student populations.

The building highlights the regions wood products industry with a cedar-slat siding left to age naturally. Corten Steel panels sheath the lower band of the building. Bands of glass highlight the Gallery and the interior functions of the building. Skylights bring daylight into the studio spaces and allow for natural ventilation during the warmer times of the year.